Local high school students 'stick it' to underage drinking
Updated: Sunday, April 14 2013, 09:47 AM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Some area high school students are sticking it to adults who give alcohol to minors.
Researchers say during the months of April, May, and June are when one-third of all alcohol-related traffic deaths happen.
That's why dozens of students from all over West Michigan are partnering with more than 30 alcohol vendors to promote Project Sticker Shock.
The students place awareness stickers on multi-pack alcoholic drinks and hang posters around the community.
The youth-led initiative seeks to change adult attitudes about giving underage drinkers alcohol.
"I think it's an important message because I think it's a very prevalent issue in our society," offered student participant Abby Radomsky. "And I think that even if you can get one person to change their mind, or one person to decide against giving alcohol to minors, our day has been successful."
Of the students recently surveyed about underage drinking, 43 percent of them reported getting their alcohol from someone of legal drinking age.